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Apocalypse Later

Yesterday’s election result in Greece was about the best that could have been realistically hoped for. And that might be the most depressing thing.  Let’s recap:  Greece is broke.  Greece’s government needs loans to pay salaries and pensions, but only a lunatic . . . . Continue Reading »

The Sociopath and the Man-Child

Quick summary of Andreas Papandreou.  He was the son of Greek Prime Minster George Papandreou.  He was the founder of Greece’s socialist PASOK party that dominated Greek politics from 1981 until last year.  He was Prime Minister of Greece from 1981-1989 and 1990-1993.  The . . . . Continue Reading »

Obama and the Euromess

I agree with Peter Lawler that the election is shaping up to be very close   if one projects from present circumstances (with only modest changes up or down to unemployment and job creation numbers.)  The most likely event that could crack open the election would be a crisis in . . . . Continue Reading »

Why Europe Needs the EFSF, and Aliens

What is the EFSF? It’s the European Financial Stability Facility, silly! Don’t you keep up with European “politics?” Yes, yes, last week they were calling it the ESM, I think, but anyhow, here’s one of those fun little office-cooler cartoons (h/t Ricochet) to . . . . Continue Reading »

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